HNW - cotton knitting gauge

Dick Eney dickeney at access.digex.net
Tue Aug 4 19:10:54 PDT 1998


On Tue, 4 Aug 1998, Donna Hrynkiw wrote:

> Greetings from Donna,
> 
> On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Tamar wrote:
> > (My best effort to date was a sample at 12 st/inch on size 0000 needles
> > using JP Coats cotton Knit-Cro-Sheen.)
> 
> Uh... this gauge sounds a bit off to me -- is it possible there's a typo
> in that description? I regularly get 11 st/in on 2.5mm needles with
> Shetland Fair Isle wool at a medium tension. 4-0 (0000) needles are
> exactly half that size (1.25mm) and my gut feeling is that you should
> be getting more stitches/inch.

Cotton is a little stiffer, but I think my problem may have been the
Knit-Cro-Sheen, which was probably too dense and too thick for the
needles. I haven't yet tried knitting with sewing thread.

=Tamar

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